In the fifth and final installment of the “Know Thy Enemy” series, we’re going to take a look at the fifth and final “Inference Worksheet” in this series. Remember, you can access the other worksheets by clicking on the links below.
Step One: Gather Information To begin this lesson, let’s walk through the steps required to gather information. For this lesson, we’ll need to do some preliminary research. Some of the key pieces of information that we’re going to use in this case include: The name of the person we’re looking for, the name of the company we’re dealing with, the name of the person or company we’re speaking with, and some proof of address (landline and/or mobile phone).
Step Two: Interpret the Information Using the facts in our possession as an “interpretation” of the main question, we’re ready to go! After completing this step, you should be able to connect the dots on your own and determine what the real story is. If you can’t determine what the real story is, then you may wish to seek assistance from a qualified professional. In the “Inference Worksheet”, you will come across a “question” called “Is the Businessman the Owner of the Mobile Phone?”
Step Three: Find Out Who the Businessman is Depending on the answer to the question in step two, it will be possible to find out the following: who owns the landline and/or mobile phone, and whether or not the person is the owner of the landline and/or mobile phone. And that’s it! That’s the most complex task in this lesson, which I feel is the same as proving a negative. In short, there’s really no “other” information to discover.
Step Four: Where the Questioner is From If the landline and/or mobile phone are owned by a businessperson, and the landline and/or mobile phone belong to a non-businessperson, there’s no reason why we couldn’t find the answer to the “Is the Businessman the Owner of the Mobile Phone?” question within the area that the businessperson lives.
Step Five: The “Hypothesis” After finishing the above steps, you should have what is called a “hypothesis”. And if you have a “hypothesis”, you have proven that the owner of the landline and/or mobile phone belongs to a businessperson, but no one else.
Step Six: Create a series of Hypotheses The next step is to create a series of hypotheses. There are several different approaches to creating a series of hypotheses.
On the final question, the answer to the question “Is the Businessman the Owner of the Mobile Phone?” is yes. I hope that this “Know Thy Enemy” lesson has been helpful.